Invitation JCI Staines Memorial – London – June 17*18, 2017

45 years ago, on June 18 1972, a plane crashed near London, known as the Staines air disaster. A tragic accident, where also 9 JCI friends died, coming back from the European Conference in Edinburgh.

This year the JCI Staines Foundation likes to be present with a large delegation, to honour our bond with the victims and their families. We welcome all members of JCI Belgium, JCI Senate Belgium, JCI SenSe, JCI London and JCI Edinburgh, together with the entire international JCI community.


Saturday 17th of June 2017

1.00pm     Gathering in Hotel Mercure London Staines-upon-Thames Lobby
2.00pm     Visit Expo ‘Fighting for Peace’
3.30pm     Guided sightseeing walk in the South Bank Area
6.00pm     Welcome drink with JCI London in a local pub
7.00pm     Dinner together with JCI London
9.30pm     Transfer to Waterloo station
10.20pm   Train London Waterloo to Staines (South West trains)

Sunday 18th of June 2017

8.00am      Breakfast
9.00am      Walk in Staines
10.00am    Prayers and dedications in the Trident ‘Papa India’ Memorial Garden in the
Moormead Sports Ground off of Waters Drive, Staines
11.00am    Memorial Service at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Staines
12.30pm    Lunch in “The Bells” traditional pub
02.00pm    Visit Windsor Castle (optional)
06.00pm    Trip back home

Practical information


We will ask you to make your own hotel and transport reservation.
Suggestions :


Sat June 17 – BA391 – 9h45
10u05 in London Heathrow

Sun June 18 – BA404 – 19u40
21u50 in Brussels


Brussels to London
Saturday               08:52    09:57    02h 05m               39,00 €
Sunday                  19:04    22:08    02h 04m               49,00 €

Lille to London
Saturday               09:30    09:57    01h 27m               39,00 €
Sunday                  19:04    21:30    01h 26m               49,00 €

approximately 85€ to 95€ per car (5 persons)
approximately 85€ per car (5 persons)


We propose the Mercure London Staines-upon-Thames Hotel.
Approximately 95€/double room
Hotel reservations should be done by the participants themselves.


The Staines Foundation proposes a participation fee for all Belgian members of € 100. This means that the Staines Foundation will partly cover all additional costs.

The fee includes: reception, visit of the expo, dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday, train to Saturday activity, transfer in Staines area on Sunday (to prayers, memorial service, lunch, afternoon visit).

Not included : trip (plane/train), hotel + breakfast, dinner on Sunday, transfer from and to plane/train, drinks, Sunday afternoon visit.


Please send an e-mail to to announce your participation. Your reservation will be confirmed after the Staines Foundation received your payment of the fee.

Bank information:
IBAN BE10 2200 0257 7004
Please indicate ‘Staines Memorial 2017’ and your name.

Interesting information

In case of rain, bring your umbrella.
Travel light.

Check also the website about JCI Staines:

Dominiek Callewier
President Staines Foundation

On behalf of the Organization Committee:
Jos Van Roosbroeck
Peter Anckaert
Anna Carin Kneip-Krokstäde
Reginald Schaumans
Sarah Lammers
Jef Hendrickx
Olivier De Block
Audrey Taverna

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